Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2019)

While May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to extend the celebrations of the course of three days, with one of them being the “Evil Star Wars Day” of May 6th (as in “Sith”). This year, I’ve been using the three Star Wars Days as the perfect excuse … Continue reading Talking Movies [May the Sith]: Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (2019)

Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (2019)

Although May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day, many also choose to celebrate the popular, generation-spanning science-fiction saga on May 5th as a play on the word “Sith”. This can extend Star Wars Day into three day celebration of the influential science-fiction series and, as a result, I am using each … Continue reading Talking Movies [Revenge of the 5th]: Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (2019)

Talking Movies [May the Fourth]: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (2019)

May 4th is known the world over as Star Wars Day thanks to it acting as perhaps one of the most fitting and amusing puns ever devised (“May the Fourth be with you” in place of the traditional “May the Force be with you”). The first and most popular of what can easily become a … Continue reading Talking Movies [May the Fourth]: Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (2019)

Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

Released: 15 November 2019Developer: Respawn EntertainmentAlso Available For: PC, Playstation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox Series X The Background:In 2013, Disney paid a paltry $4 billion for Lucasfilm Ltd and thus added the influential and immensely popular Star Wars franchise (Various, 1977 to present) to their ever-growing itinerary of properties and licenses. In addition to … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Xbox One)

10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Sequels are funny things; you have to get the balance just right between providing everything people enjoyed about the first moving but expanding upon the plot and characters in a natural way. If it’s difficult for a lot of sequels to get this right, it’s even harder for third, fourth, or other sequential entries to … Continue reading 10 FTW: Under-Rated Sequels

Interplay: Killer Heroes

Before I earned my PhD writing about adaptations of videogames, I studied towards a Master’s degree in the same subject only, for my Master’s dissertation, I wrote about adaptations of comic books and superheroes. As many of you are probably aware, movies based on the likes of DC Comics and Marvel Comics costume-clad crimefighters are … Continue reading Interplay: Killer Heroes

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Released: October 2010Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, and PC The Background:Despite its flaws, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (ibid, 2008) was a commercial success; as a result, LucasArts rushed into production with a sequel to what was, at the time, the official bridge between the events of Star Wars: … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)

Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Released: September 2008Developer: LucasArtsAlso Available For: iOS, J2ME, N-Gage, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo Wii, PC, and Mac The Background:Before Disney bought the entire Star Wars (Various, 1977 to present) franchise and decided to reboot it with a bunch of questionable sequels, George Lucas was still firmly behind the wheel of … Continue reading Game Corner: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (Xbox 360)

Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

Released: December 2019Director: J. J. AbramsDistributor: Walt Disney Studios Motion PicturesBudget: $275 millionStars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and Ian McDiarmid The Plot:When a threat of revenge is issued by the long-dead Emperor Palpatine (McDiarmid), Rey (Ridley) is drawn into another confrontation with Kylo Ren (Driver) in the search for an ancient … Continue reading Talking Movies: Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker